The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 167 159 165
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 49 37 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.95% 0.88% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.07% 4.39% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 48 31 10
Average salary £29,000 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.76% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,850 £24,000 £28,800
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £29,200
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
MCSA
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1204 843 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 23.31% 19.98% 17.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 662 504
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -23 29 £32,500 - 4
Wetherby - 8 £17,250 -
Wakefield - 7 £21,000 -
Bradford - 4 £23,500 -
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (89.16%) MCSE
3 66 (79.52%) Active Directory
4 65 (78.31%) Windows
5 64 (77.11%) Microsoft
6 57 (68.67%) VMware
7 54 (65.06%) Citrix
8 51 (61.45%) SAN
8 51 (61.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 47 (56.63%) MS Exchange
10 44 (53.01%) MS Excel
11 39 (46.99%) Cisco
12 34 (40.96%) Hyper-V
13 33 (39.76%) MCITP
14 31 (37.35%) SQL Server
15 27 (32.53%) ITIL
15 27 (32.53%) SharePoint
15 27 (32.53%) CCNA
15 27 (32.53%) Cisco Certification
16 24 (28.92%) Firewall
17 21 (25.30%) MCP
17 21 (25.30%) XenApp
18 20 (24.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
20 17 (20.48%) vSphere
20 17 (20.48%) Linux
21 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
22 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2013
22 15 (18.07%) SCCM
23 14 (16.87%) XenServer

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 47 (56.63%) MS Exchange
2 27 (32.53%) SharePoint
3 15 (18.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (16.87%) IIS
5 13 (15.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (12.05%) Lync
8 6 (7.23%) Apache
9 2 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (53.01%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) SaaS
2 5 (6.02%) Office 365
3 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (61.45%) SAN
2 24 (28.92%) Firewall
3 13 (15.66%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (10.84%) Wireless
4 9 (10.84%) LAN
4 9 (10.84%) VoIP
4 9 (10.84%) WAN
5 8 (9.64%) DNS
6 6 (7.23%) NetScaler
7 5 (6.02%) MPLS
7 5 (6.02%) OSPF
7 5 (6.02%) BGP
7 5 (6.02%) SMTP
8 4 (4.82%) DHCP
8 4 (4.82%) FTP
8 4 (4.82%) HTTPS
8 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.61%) VPN
9 3 (3.61%) SSL
9 3 (3.61%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (37.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (14.46%) Server Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (12.05%) Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Data Centre Technician
5 6 (7.23%) IT Support
5 6 (7.23%) Technical Support
5 6 (7.23%) Service Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.02%) Team Leader
6 5 (6.02%) Server Support
6 5 (6.02%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.82%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Server Support Technician
7 4 (4.82%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) COM
2 2 (2.41%) LAMP
3 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Clustering
2 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) EqualLogic
3 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) iPhone
4 2 (2.41%) Social Media
4 2 (2.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 65 (78.31%) Windows
2 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (20.48%) Linux
4 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (12.05%) Windows XP
7 9 (10.84%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.61%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.53%) ITIL
2 13 (15.66%) Project Management
3 9 (10.84%) Change Management
4 8 (9.64%) Load Balancing
4 8 (9.64%) Change Control
5 7 (8.43%) Problem Management
5 7 (8.43%) CRM
6 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.23%) Business Continuity
6 6 (7.23%) High Availability
7 5 (6.02%) Coaching
7 5 (6.02%) Performance Management
7 5 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.61%) Service Management
9 3 (3.61%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.61%) Network Design
9 3 (3.61%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) SQL
2 9 (10.84%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.61%) VB
3 3 (3.61%) Java
4 1 (1.20%) Perl
4 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.20%) C
4 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (89.16%) MCSE
3 33 (39.76%) MCITP
4 27 (32.53%) CCNA
4 27 (32.53%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (25.30%) MCP
6 20 (24.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (14.46%) CCA
7 12 (14.46%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (12.05%) CCNP
9 5 (6.02%) CCSA
9 5 (6.02%) CCSE
10 4 (4.82%) MCDST
10 4 (4.82%) MCTS
10 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (4.82%) CCIE
11 3 (3.61%) CISSP
11 3 (3.61%) CCDA
11 3 (3.61%) CCDP
11 3 (3.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
1 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (79.52%) Active Directory
2 51 (61.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (40.96%) Hyper-V
4 21 (25.30%) XenApp
5 17 (20.48%) vSphere
6 14 (16.87%) XenServer
7 9 (10.84%) XenDesktop
8 8 (9.64%) Terminal Services
9 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.20%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) SCCM
2 10 (12.05%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.82%) ZABBIX
4 3 (3.61%) SCOM
5 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (77.11%) Microsoft
2 57 (68.67%) VMware
3 54 (65.06%) Citrix
4 39 (46.99%) Cisco
5 10 (12.05%) Dell
6 9 (10.84%) Veeam
6 9 (10.84%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.43%) Riverbed
8 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.23%) Apple
8 6 (7.23%) Juniper
9 4 (4.82%) MobileIron
10 3 (3.61%) LANDesk
10 3 (3.61%) IBM
10 3 (3.61%) Sun
10 3 (3.61%) Symantec
11 2 (2.41%) Remedy
11 2 (2.41%) NetApp
11 2 (2.41%) BMC
11 2 (2.41%) SonicWALL
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + on call bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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